Bravely Default Designer Akihiko Yoshida Leaves Square Enix

Bravely Default designer, Akihiko Yoshida, has left Square Enix.

Yoshida’s joined Square Enix in 1995, and some of his most famous projects include:

  • Tactics Ogre
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Bravely Default, and
  • Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn

Yoshida’s resignation was confirmed in the artbook “The Art of Bravely,” which is packaged with copies Bravely Default: For the Sequel.

Akihiko Yoshida bravely default

It translates as follows,

“This is a personal message of mine, but I’d like to say thank you for all the support these past 18 years. I have decided to leave Square Enix, but I believe our relationship will continue going on. And as long as I’m needed [laughs,] I will continue working on the Bravely Default series. Thank you for your continued support.

Bravely Default main character designer & lead artist,

Akihiko Yoshida.”


Have you heard that Bravely Second has been announced as the sequel to Bravely Default?

In addition, you can check out the Bravely Default launch trailer while you’re at it.

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